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>> it's a three foot americanal gator. jeff hager has more on president surprise. >> reporter: when the team moved in on this mobile home, neighbors knew something was up, but they didn't know the half of it. >> we did seat animal control and nobody knew what was going on. all of a sudden they're coming out with some big bag and it's moving. so we were under the impression that was probably the alligator. >> while police suspect he may have been dabbling in drugsings they discovered a reptile that could make a meal autism of a man. fortunately, it didn't have the munchies. >> there wasn't a three foot americanal gator. i would call that uncommon. it is illegal to have these type of exotic animals. >> police say golden is an
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associate of the dead man incorporated street gang and a violent history with gun and assault charges but it was the gator who caught them off guard. even neighbors had no idea it had grown, well, like a weed in recent months. >> when he had first gotten it, it was a baby probably about yeah big. nobody knew it would get that big. >> in anne arundel county, jf hager, abc2 news. >> baby alligators are only six inches long. at full growth they can reach 15 feet. animal control has moved it to an exotic animal zoo. >> a body has been found near the intersection of water view avenue and cherry hill road. they are working to identify the man. let's go outside right now and take a look at the maryland
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science center. >> we need help getting us there. >> we'll talk about the deep freeze. here we go freeze warnings. four to five hours before freezing. bring in the pets as well. we'll be dealing with that through daybreak. wind chill factors in the 30s tonight. frederick, york, down through dover and easton, you feel like 35 under a mostly clear sky. rain coming down. already, mississippi, tennessee. this will take a path south and come up on wednesday. so another clear day but wednesday is our wild car weather day. rain, wind and wet snow. we're below freezing. stay warm out there.
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much more coming up. as the people in new york and new jersey haven't had enough, more severe weather could be headed our way. it could bring the strong winds that wyatt's been tacking about. on top of that folks in northern new jersey awoke to a small earthquake early today. >> as people scramble to put their lives back together, ems crews are doing their part a team of 12 were in millers road early this morning. the main job will be to help coordinate ems resources to help those with hurricane relief one of the things we heard that's most shocking. the folks on the ground said this is the most incredible event they have pape seen since never -- they've seen since
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9/11. >> on thursday a team left for brooklyn, new york to help. we've got a city restaurant and they're combining with the church and heading up to little egg harbor, new jersey. members of epic church in canton collected donations and heaters for people still in the dark. the beak ri donated bread and terry hoffman is getting cash donations from ravens players. he plans to make trips for the next several weeks. we have dropoff information on back here everyone is wondering what they cran do to help. collections have been set up to help sandy victims. if you'd like to donate nonperishable foods, you can drop them whoever in anne arundel county. here's doug from the american red cross. >> that's people helping people.
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that's what it's all about. it's nice to she that happening. >> so they're just getting in cars and going. >> if they have a place on the other end they know they can take it to, that's great. >> how is it going? >> it's going well. we have every single disaster vehicle. they're responding to people in need. they are hitting the streets, passing out food, water, blankets. we're still tending to those essential needs. >> how much did the red cross make. >> the telethon raised 23 million but this will go on for weeks and months to come. the 90999 and that's a $10 donation. >> i don't know how much per day but it can raise tens of
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millions over time. >> people who still want to help out, what can they do? >> that's a good's to stamplet the other thing you can do is donate blood. you can donate it to the red cross. sometimes blood donation get cans selled. the other thing you can do is volunteer. we don't need spontaneous volunteers to go to new york and new jersey but we still need volunteers to respond. house fires are the biggest one. >> so where can i help. if i walk into your office, where would you send me? >> we would have you out on a fire this coming weekend if there's within locally. there's always -- three house fires a day in maryland. so will's always a need. blood, time, money. >> doug lind, thank you for
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coming in. kelly? >> in democracy 2012 news voters will head to the polls tomorrow to decide on very controversial issues, including question 7. governor o'malley made his final push for gambling expansion. it would may how a casino in prince george's county as well as table games. it would men more money for education. those against don't think the money will go to our schools. >> the controversial issue of marriage quality will be on your ballot. >> question 6 will decide whether same sex couples can get licenses. the governor is a big supporter. today in federal hill o'malley was joined by spiritual and civil rights leaders. >> that the state will not infringe upon their citizenship because of sexual orientation or
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identity and many have argued whether it's bib beelike clip sanged. the real question is whether the denial of justice can be denied for some. >> if it as approved, we will be the seventh in addition to d.c. the mayor is holding a prayer rally against question 6. that starts tonight at 6:00 and runs through 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. well, coming up, scammers are taking advantage of superstorm sandy victims. >> what you need to know before you hire someone to do repairs in your home so you don't get scammed. >> you want to download hour weather app. check it out in the itunes store. so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven.
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well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself.
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sandy has come and gone and left a trail of damage in its wake. >> we have more on this week's scam alert. >> reporter: out of state utility crews came by the thousands to bail us out in the wake of sandy but they're not the only ones who made a move to maryland. when disaster strikes, storm chasers are often the first to pounce. they claim they can fix your damage but they want your cash. that can cost you big. that's why if you have fallen trees on your property, a damaged roof, even mold, you shouldn't let someone who knocks on your door do the work to fix it unless you do a little
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research. >> make sure you're dealing with a contractor who's licensed, who has worker's comp insurance and call the better business bureau and let us verify that information for you. >> reporter: before you hand over money to any contractor, get details from the labor to the materials and the cost. all that should be listed in a contract you can evaluate before you pay. >> never pay in full before all the work is completed and to your satisfaction. >> reporter: if you pay before the work is done, you get risk -- risk getting hit by a super scam. talking about storms, we're in for a clear night, freeze warning up. make sure you bring in the plants. what we're talking about or what we're looking toward is wednesday. this is already diving south out
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of missouri with heavy rain. this is sort of the seed that will be coming nor'easter. more on that in a second. in the meantime here in ocean city today, cloudy start a very calm looking atlantic ocean. then a clear finish to the day but we're watching for higher than normal tides with that nor'easter running up the coa. bell hair clear skies. gorgeous dray in harford county. finishing out the day with a very early sunset basically right at 5 p.m. tough to get used to. that sun set at 5:01. right now 43. winds north. they have been higher than that, 5 to 10, gusting to 20. that creates wind chill. 35 in easton. feeling more like december than november and this freeze advisory driving home the point.
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all counties with a deep freeze expected, meaning below freezing for an hour or two. we're talking four or five hours, below freezing. some spots in the upper 20s. could see 26 in bel air. 32. tomorrow struggling to get much beyond 40. so it will be a chilly, chilly day. we're clear across maryland, delaware, virginia but a clear sky to help clear things will hd cover. we'll have the clouds beginning tomorrow night ahead have our next some. this nor'easter beginning to form off the florida coast, off the carolina coast. we're clear through tomorrow afternoon. early wednesday it's going to be interesting to she how close the system will track up the coast. if it comes in 50 miles closer,
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bigger tidal surge, you know, two, three, feet above normal and there will lab lot of wind, some gusts to 0 if the low comes in close to the coast. that could mean snow wrapping around. i think wet snow is limited accumulation. coating on the grassy surfaces. so keep a close eyen that nor'easter. 28, clear and frigid with a freeze warning. tomorrow 48. much of the early part of the day mid-40s. we'll also see the breezes picking up. we'll put rain and wet snow showers in for wednesday, lengering into early thursday morning. even that thursday morning drive could be impacted, a little slushy. all it takes to snarl traffic into thursday -- into friday rather, the sunshine back. it looks like a return to normal
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temperatures by sunday and monday, low 60s would be average for november. we've been way below average. >> no kidding. all right. >> hey, we're above average. >> above average. talking about the temperatures. >> thank has lot. >> coming up after world knew, the list is on right here on abc2. here's a preview. >> it's been more than a year since a mt. washington tavern burned and closed. we'll take you inside the new improved mt. washington tavern. that's tonight on president list at 7. so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven.
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well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness--
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treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that?
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here at abc2 we are committed to giving you the next you need when you head to the polls in november. as part of our commitment for democracy 2012 we're bring you five-minute interviews with the candidates. nancy jacobs is on the ballot. thanks for joining us. >> a pleasure to be here. you know, everybody knows we're facing the worst economy since the great depression. we're $16trillion in debt. we're at a cross roads. i think it's important to ask ourselves are you better off today than you were four years
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ago? secondly, what is -- has dutch ruppersberger done. i don't think he has done anything to improve the bleak practice. as a former business owner, i think i know what it takes to create jobs in the private sector. the federal government has got to support small businesses and not by passing more taxes and strangling regulations. congress doesn't hold townhall meetings or make an effort to get out in the community to listen to people. being a member of congress is not a spectator sport. the issues are extremely important and you deserve more than a spectator. you deserve a teammate, someone who's going to roll up their sleeves and get to work and
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listen to you. after being in washington for over a decade dutch has become washington. he votes the way he's told to by his party bosses like nancy pelosi and claims to be a moderate. he's no moderate. if you elect me,ly work against the gridlock. i'm known in the maryland senate for working with parties from both. if you elect me, i will not do a disappearing act the day after the election. i will be responsive. i will listen and i will get things done on your behalf. >> we're dealing with a $16 trillion rate, unemployment at 8% and housing market shaky at best. where do you start to get solutions? >> we didn't get here overnight and will not get out of this overnight. as i mentioned before you can't strangle business. you can't scare business owners half to death wondering what
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they're going to be facing next with rising taxes. we're going it hit them with more taxes? we need to reassure them that it's safe to start looking ahead at building upon their business at hiring people. right now in this economy people are afraid. businesses, owners are afraid to take that risk to hire people because it is a risk. you never know when you will get slapped with more corporate taxes or regulations that just kill you as a business. >> former secretary of state condoleezza rice recently called education the civil rights struggle of our time. do you agree with that? and how wow address it? >> i do. a child should not be a prd of just -- product of just their environment. we have situation that is kids, just because of where they live have little choice but to go to
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a failing school. that's a travesty. that's not right. children should not have to go to a failing school because of their address. i think we can work to change that. i think we need to have some choices. at the state level, we're attempting in some areas to allow parents the choice to send their student, their child to another school that's not failing. america is the land of opportunity, no matter what role our aren'ts have in life, whether they're successful or no every child should be guaranteed a good education. look at ben cardin. he was raised in public housing. because of quality education, he became revered brain surgeon. >> we have about 30 seconds left what would you do with afghanistan? what's the end game?
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>> boy, what a mess. well, the first thing we need to do, we can't have a calendar that says we will end today. you have to look to the leadership, to the people who are there, the bosses, the arm mirks the military people because you just can't leave because it's a popular thing to do back home for your vote. you've got to exit after you are sure that they are stable, that there's a democracy in place and you've got to protect our people. >> state senator nancy jacobs who is running for progress. to see this, log on to and don't forget to vote tuesday november 6th. >> all right. looks like we're going to have good weather for elections. >> we will' get vote in just fine tomorrow. a chilly day.
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see you at 11.
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